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Doctor of Musical Arts

DMA in Piano Pedagogy

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The DMA in piano pedagogy degree has two tracks, the recital/treatise track and the dissertation track.

Piano Pedagogy Recital/Treatise

Major Area
a) Area studies (9 credits of piano pedagogy, including MUSC 773-774 and 3 credits of piano literature or pedagogy)
b) Applied piano (4 credits of MUSC 811P)
c) Dissertation requirement (12 credits, including 4 credits of recital preparation (MUSC 891) 2 recitals (from MUSC 892, 894, 895, 896), and treatise (6 credits of MUSC 898))

28 credits
Advanced Research (MUSC 747) 2 credits
Cognate Studies (minimum of two 700-level music history courses [one MUSC 744 Topics in Music History course must be completed], at least three 700-level music theory courses, and maximum three credits of ensemble and chamber music [MUSC 734 and 735]) 18 credits

Foreign language requirement: DMA students must either demonstrate reading proficiency in French, German, or Italian or complete an advisor-approved research course before the Comprehensive Examination can be scheduled.


Piano Pedagogy Dissertation

Major Area
a) Area studies (9 credits of piano pedagogy, including MUSC 773-774 and 3 credits of piano literature or pedagogy)
b) Applied piano (4 credits of MUSC 811P)
c) Dissertation requirement (12 credits of MUSC 899)

28 credits
Advanced Research (MUSC 747) 2 credits
Cognate Studies (minimum of two 700-level music history courses [one MUSC 744 Topics in Music History course must be completed], at least three 700-level music theory courses, and maximum three credits of ensemble and chamber music [MUSC 734 and 735]) 18 credits

Foreign language requirement: DMA students must either demonstrate reading proficiency in French, German, or Italian or complete an advisor-approved research course before the Comprehensive Examination can be scheduled.